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EVENTS in 2019     

January: 

















by Anne Johnson and Sef Townsend 
with illustrations by Belinda Evans, 
was published during National Storytelling 
Week in January 
LAUNCHED! with  events at 
The Museum of London, 
V&AMuseum of Childhood, 
and Rye Books, East Dulwich.

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February:  
THE PONGO'S DREAM, Matlock  

















March:                                        
THE PONGO'S DREAM, Stafford 
The Bird in Hand, 1 Victoria Square 
ST16 2AQ Stafford 
Tuesday, 12th March at 7.30pm
  
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April:   
A Trip to Scotland . . .
To tell "WORLDS APART"
From his own research in Chile, Argentina and Korea Sef 
brings stories from two completely different worlds
SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE, Edinburgh
Thursday 11th April, 7pm
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THE PONGO'S DREAM, Cambridge  

















at the Edge Cafe,
Friday 12th April, food from 6.30, telling starts at 7pm
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May:  
Folktales of Korea with Sef Townsend 
참여형 공연: 한국전래동화

Listen to the lively tales to celebrate Korean Children’s Day and join the traditional circle dance of Ganggangsullae, with storyteller Sef Townsend.
Saturday 4 May:Victoria & Albert Museum, 11.00; 13.00; 15.00
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A Trip to Northern Ireland . . .
Thurs, 16th May, at 7.30pm Adult Telling, Belfast
Fri, 17th May: Schools Multilingual Stories, Stranmillis
Sat, 18th May: Adult Storytelling Workshop, Cushendall
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THE PONGO'S DREAM in Central London










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June:
The East Anglian Storytelling Festival
14th-16th June
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Refugee Week 
Stories of theMiddleEast

The Jameel Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum
       






















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August:
Colaboraciones Inter-Culturales



























Sonia Carmona Tapia (Seville) and I (London) embark on our project developing the telling of stories of migration, assimilation, rejection, and expulsion going back 500 years into this never ending human experience.
Stage One 5th - 16th August, Huelva, Spain
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September & October: 
Continuing telling in London Schools with Everyday Magic
Every year over 1,500 children aged 3 to 11 have their imaginations fired up with colourful and vivid storytelling at school.
For the last twelve years Everyday Magic has been delivered by an association of 16 storytellers, artists, visual artists and musicians who captivate, inspire and excite the imaginations of children with their special brand of magic.

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November: 


And  a  storytelling  & workshop  tour  of Colombia and Ecuador
in November of  2019.  
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December:          

“Whose Story is it Anyway?”
Sarum College, Salisbury
Thursday 11thDecember, 10am-4pm
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And looking back in 2018 . . .



                     


January
told by SeTownsend, 
at the Big Comfy Bookshop, 
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THE PONGO'S DREAM  or . . .











from islands at the end of the earth. These are the stories 
stories of those who survived, and of those now inhabiting 
Storytelling Nights for Grown Ups 

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March:
Sat & Sunday, 3rd &4th March 2018 in Athens,Greece www.e-mythos.eu Greece










tales from that 'other', often overlooked, América. . . 
from Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade on button accordion.
. . . And also at 
on Friday, 24th March, 8.00 pm
April:






Telling an opening story (with Khaled Hakim on Daf frame at Muslim Awards for Excellence in Central London
celebrating Excellent Service   from Muslims to British Society

THE PONGO'S DREAM 




SURREY STORYTELLERS, Ewell KT17 2AS

The Pongo's Dream at Storyvibes
Proud to be launching a new spoken word event:
Tues 29th, Kitchen Garden, Birmingham B14 7SA 
June:
LONDON FOLK TALES for CHILDREN   
Writing this for The History Press with Anne Johnson with illustrations by Belinda Evans, and which will be published during National Storytelling Week in January 2019.

July: 
UK based Bangladeshi Culture Festival

Bethnal green, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HJ




August:Great Day Out Victoria Park

. . .  with Bangladeshi storyteller-poet  Shamim Azad & 
Tales, Songs and join-in games from all traditions for all the family
Sat,4th , 11:00-5:00pm

Using stories, songs and games to bring together families 
people meeting each other.
Birmingham 0121 582 0767
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September:
75th Anniversary Year
in the woods in
natural treasure.

Saturday 8th September 2pm-5pm 










Stories from the darker side of Talmud 
Wed 12th Sept, 7.30 The White Lion, 24 Middle St, Beeston  NG9 1FX
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STORIES at THE LANGUAGES FESTIVAL
Je suis un Londonien.     আমিএকজনলন্ডনলোক                                                                                           
  나는 런던 출신이다      Abu m Londoner        我是伦敦人 
     Jestem londynczykiem         Tá mé ó Londain  
And so this month I will be working in schools in the riverine East End, where through story we will be looking at how we and families our ancestors speak, culminating in the Museum of London Languages of  London festival. 
on Sat. 3rd; Sun. 4th November 2018.
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Storie in Tasca - Festival Internazionale di Narrazione

Secoli di storie e canzoni hanno tenuto insieme un popolo Ma di che parliamo? Delle storie umoristiche degli Shlemiels e degli Shlemozzel dello Shtetl dell’Europa dell’Est? I Kabayeros e i Kantigas di Sarajevo e Salonicco? Oppure dei Romanceros vagabondi dell’Ebraismo mediterraneo e orientale?
O storie dal lato oscure di Talmud dove ci sono demoni regine, fantasmi maliziosi o ospiti non invitati nel letto di infanzia. . ? Prendiamo un assaggio di queste comunità molto diverse, ma in qualche modo connesse, di un popolo antico attraverso le storie che 
sono sopravvissute nei secoli.
12-13-14 October
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October & November: 

Stories for the whole family Sat,27th October, Sat 17th & 24th November @ 11.0, 13.00 &15.00


Spiritual & Cultural Appreciation Day
Wednesday 28th November, 9.30-15.30


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December:















Very happy to be sharing stories at this great event encouraging young writers of the Muslim community.  
Senate House, London WC1E 7HU


العقبة ووادي رم - الأردن
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And looking back in 2017
Winter term January to March


Stories from the darker side of Talmud and ancient Jewish folklore - The demon queen, the malicious ghost
Wed 18th January

Lichfield Storytellers
Wed 1st February , 7.30   Duke of York, Lichfield
A full day of creative storytellingwith all classes telling stories from across the globe.
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Continuing throughout March with Everyday Magic's 3-year storytelling programme: "We Are Londoners" in London schools. 

April - May



Performance, Workshop & Research Tour 
(This is in collaboration with Dream On productions, Buenos Aires).
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40 WiNKS,Stepney, London E1

left me open-mouthed and my skin frosty..."


Wed 7th June         www.40winks.org
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Torriano Meeting House. 

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Family Storytelling together with Alia Alzougbi 
Sat, 5th August, 11:00-16:00

V&A Museum & British Museum

The Rabbit on The Moon and other traditional  stories 
                  

Continuing our 3 year storytelling programme: 

The Hair In The Milk told by Sef Townsend
Door open at 7.30 for 8.00pm start. Tickets £7.00. 
November

See East Archive Trailer:
From the Street of Stories - from the Qissa Khwani
V&A South Asian
on the Temple Steps in the South Asia Gallery

Family stories and songs of the winter, the flowers that grow, and which are associated with the season of the cold.
January
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EVERYDAY MAGIC
SPINE FESTIVAL in Kensington & Bexleyheath


Action Songs, Chants, Dances & Join-in-Activities 
Sat. 10th September Victoria & Albert Museum, London
October -December:

Story Night at Torriano
Saturday 24th January 2015, 7:30PM 
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Tour  of  Argentina 
telling in schools in the Province and City of Buenos Aires, and working on my own Story Research in The Andes
 
This is in collaboration with Dream On Productions Bs As.

August:
September:
Stories for Chuseok 추석: 한국 가족 대축제 V&A London
October:


Robertsbridge, East Sussex


working with asylum detainees and with settled refugees in and around Oxford.

Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre. www.oldham.gov.uk
           

Stowtellers: Walthamstow Storytelling Club


The conference examines the teachings of contempt in each of the three Abrahamic religions, and by doing so, learn how we can combat these. 
National Storytelling Week
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& Disabilty with all classes from Year 1 to Year 6
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